Animal Supply Co. Acquires Summit Pet

SEATTLE–Animal Supply Company has acquired Greensboro, N.C.-based Summit Pet Product Distributors. Summit Pet will continue to operate under the Summit Pet name and be led by its current management team.

Jay Joyce, president of Summit Pet, and Mike Copeland, senior vice president of Summit Pet, as well as all of Summit Pet's managing partners will become equity investors in Animal Supply. Joyce will join Animal Supply's board of directors and will continue to direct Summit's operations as its president.

The acquisition further enables the combined company to offer its customers and manufacturers unmatched value-added services, breadth of products and combined geographic reach with operational consistency across the platform. The combined business will now cover 30 states, represent over 300 pet product manufacturers and deliver to more than 5,000 pet retail stores.

In December, Animal Supply Company completed the acquisition of Commerce, Calif.-based Zeus & Company California West. Schertz, Texas-based Lone Star Pet Supply was also acquired in November.